Receiving unwanted nudes

It’s not OK to send nudes, sexual images or sexual videos to someone who didn’t ask for them.

Our statistics show that young women are more likely than young men to receive a nude image they didn’t ask for. 

What to do

Tell them it’s not cool

If you know the person and you are comfortable with responding to them, let them know that sending you a nude is not cool.

You could even try responding with a gif like this:

Report and block

If a person sends you things you don’t like online, you can report it in-app or through the social media service, before deleting the content. You can also block them in-app or block their number on your device. Check The eSafety Guide for more information about how to report on different online platforms.


If you have received a nude you didn’t ask for, delete it.

Get help and support

If the content is really concerning you and you’re feeling a little out of your depth, talk to a trusted adult or one of these counselling and support services.